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Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2127-9.

Pre-measured artificial chordae for mitral valve repair.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.


There is growing interest in the application of artificial chordae to correct mitral valve regurgitation caused by prolapse. Application of pre-measured artificial chordae facilitates creation of chordae of appropriate length. Herein we illustrate the technique for creation of pre-measured artificial chordae, documenting neo-chordal length and number in 50 patients with anterior leaflet prolapse, highlighting the need for chordae of more than one length in 14% of patients.

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